Janet Merrill was born and raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York. Janet attended Yale University graduating in 1993 with distinction in her majors, Organizational Behavior and Sociology.
Janet worked for ten years prior to attending law school. She worked as a civilian Housing Management Specialist for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in San Diego receiving a Letter of Commendation in 1994. Janet worked for the Southern Nevada Water Authority/Las Vegas Valley Water District developing and overseeing water conservation programs. During such time, Janet published various technical articles as Senior Conservation Management Analyst and received Ambassador of Courtesy awards from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
Janet obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2007 from Albany Law School of Union University with top honors and ranking. She was in the Albany Law Environmental Outlook Journal and received the Foiadelli Public Service Fellowship (for commitment/integrity).
Janet is an experienced litigator and has practiced in both Nevada State and federal courts representing a diverse array of clients in litigation disputes involving negligence, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, real estate and banking disputes, eminent domain, business torts, and administrative hearings.
Janet has two adult children, loves to travel and hike. She has coached girls youth basketball, is a director of the Yale Club of Nevada and sits on the board for the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA). In 2022, Janet was inducted in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame for her achievements in basketball.
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
- B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Environmental Studies from Yale University (1993)
- J.D. from Albany Law School, Union University (2007)